Conferences and Seminars
- The Marrakesh Treaty in Action: Implementing the treaty and more ideas for accessible digital reading, Helsinki, Finland, 12 March 2019
- World Library and Information Congress: 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Session 138: Marrakesh Treaty in force: The Role of libraries.
- Victoria Owen, The Right Guide: Making Marrakesh Come to Life
- Hiroshi Kawamura, Impact of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty on International Cooperation for Library Services to Persons with Print Disabilities
- Anthea Taylor, ABC and Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty
- Dipendra Manocha, Building Capacity for Marrakesh Treaty Readiness
- David Ramírez-Ordóñez, The Marrakesh Treaty and Stories of librarians in Latin America
- LPD Symposium: Guidelines 2.0 for public libraries and persons with print disabilities, Brussels February 28, 2018. Programme, Morning session (Youtube) and afternoon session (Youtube)
- Welcome by Geert Ruebens, director of Luisterpuntbibliotheek
- Introductory presentation by chair of the day Saskia Boets, operational manager of Luisterpuntbibliotheek
- Alice (16) is deaf: Presentation by Kristina Passad (Librarian and the Head of Unit for Acquisition, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media – MTM, Sweden). Presentation by Richard Orme (Chief Executive Officer, DAISY Consortium, UK)
- Nancy (60) suffers from dementia: Presentation by Liesbeth Vercammen, staff member at Zorgbib, where she started a specialized collection for the elderly and people with dementia (Zorgbib Belgian Red Cross-Flanders, Belgium)
- Rafiq (30) and his son Issam (6) are new in the country: Presentation by Stijn Callewaert, Netwerk Brusselse bibliotheken (Brussels Public Library Network).
- Lucas (10) has dyslexia, Maddy (78) has a deteriorating eyesight, Bart (42) is blind …Saskia Boets draws conclusions from the presentations and reflects on the necessity of specific guidelines for library services.
- Library services for persons with print disabilities: do we welcome Alice, Nancy, Rafiq and Issam, … ? A personal reflection by Richard Orme (Chief Executive Officer, DAISY Consortium, UK)
- Accessibility Guidelines for Public Libraries in Finland: Presentation by Kirsi Ylänne, Chair LPD, Accessibility Specialist Celia, Finland
- The new European Accessibility Act: Presentation by Alejandro Moledo, New Technologies and Innovation officer, the European Disability Forum (EDF)
- The Marrakesh Treaty Guide for Public Libraries: Presentation by Anthea Taylor, Manager Accessible Information Library Services, Vision Australia
- News from LPD and closing word by Chair Kirsi Ylänne
- Closing Session: Presentation on 10 years of Luisterpuntbibliotheek by Geert Ruebens, director of Luisterpunt
- World Library and Information Congress: 83th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Wroclaw, Poland.
Session 096: Marrakesh – The Road to Implementation. Papers presented:
- The Road to Ratification: Experiences in Developing and Transition Countries. Teresa Hackett (EIFL – Electronic Information for Libraries, Lithuania)
- The Marrakesh Treaty for Visually Impaired People: A Focus on (Public) Libraries in Europe. Vincent Bonnet (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Association (EBLIDA), Netherlands)
- From Marrakesh to Murrumburrah: The Australian Journey to Implement the Marrakesh Treaty. Anthea Taylor (Vision Australia, Australia), Jessica Coates (Australian Libraries Copyright Committee and Australian Library and Information Association, Australia)
- Creating a Model for Advocacy Towards Ratification: A Developing Country Example. Karen Keninger (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, United States), Yasmine Youssef (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt)
- Symposium on the Way Forward for an Egyptian Ratification of the Marrakech Treaty
Venue: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Date: Sunday, 12 February 2017
The objective is to bring together relevant stakeholders from Egyptian Library and VI communities and appropriate Government, Parliamentary and Legislative Leaders to identify Egyptian Solutions to the Book Famine.
Closing Statement from the Symposium: English translation and Arabic translation
- World Library and Information Congress: 82th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Columbus, USA.
Session 200: Collaborating across borders – making accessible resources available –
1. WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty and Facilitating Cross-Border Exchange
Michelle Woods (World Intellectual Property Organization , Switzerland
2. AVH and Tigar: Point of view of a French library on the global cooperation perspectives. Luc Maumet, (AVH France)
3. Identyfying Resources: FRBR and Accessibility. Chris Oliver (University of Ottawa Library, Canada)
4. Metadata for Accessible Information: Current Possibilities and Future Potentials. Rehab Ouf (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt)
5. Producing talking books in Arabic – A Nordic collaboration. Kristina Passad (The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, Sweden)
6. Learning from each other: The Ulverscroft experience – Jelena Lesaja ( Croatian Library for the Blind) and Yasmine Youssef ( Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt)
Poster session: Meet our voices – presented by Jelena Lesaja
- Satellite meeting: Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. August 11-12, 2016.
- World Library and Information Congress: 81th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa.
LPD session Program: Tuesday 18 August 2015 (10.45-12.45)
Title: The inclusive library: How to render inclusive library services to blind and visually impaired people.
- LPD Standing Committee meetings: Saturday 15 August, 9.45 – 12.15 – (Room 1.63-64) and Wednesday 19 August, 11.30-12.45 (Room 2.44/2.46
- World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France.
Theme: How special are we anyway? Bringing accessible reading to mainstream libraries and markets; Progress and Challenges Ahead
- LPD Satellite Conference
22-23 August 2014, Paris, France
Theme: eBooks for everyone! An opportunity for more inclusive libraries
- World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore. Theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”
- LPD Standing Committee meetings: Saturday 17 August, 9:45 – 12.15 and Tuesday 20 August, 16:45 – 18:15.
- LPD Session program on Saturday 20 August 11:45 – 13:45: “Search, find and read: three steps to access; what has the future library to offer the print disabled? — Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities”
Congress track 4: Tools and techniques
- The WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired; Francisco Martinez Calvo, ONCE, Spain
- Mainstreaming of accessible digital library network – impact of EPUB3; Hiroshi Kawamura, Assistive Technology Development Organization, Japan
- Challenges and road map of solutions for accessible books in India; Dipendra Manocha, DAISY Consortium, India
- Talking books and reading children: children describing their use of talking books; Bitte Kronkvist, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media
- News flash! Read all about it: who can? We can now! Michael Simpson, Vision Australia
- Mobile solutions for accessible teading; the Dutch approach; Menno Stein, Stichting Aangepast Lezen, The Netherlands
- World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Helsinki, Finland
Theme: Steps towards a global accessible library
- Satellite Meeting: Let’s Read: Reading and Print Disabilities in Young People, 8-9 August, Tallinn, Estonia
- World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, San Juan, Puerto Rico
LPD Session: e-Book technologies: global accessibility and information for all
- World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden
LPD Session: “The right to read” – How to include excluded citizens in the knowledge society?
- Satellite Meeting: With the Right to Read: 7-9 August 2010, Oslo, Norway
Sponsors: IFLA Library Services to People with Special Needs; Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities; Literacy and Reading Sections; co-sponsors: The International DAISY Consortium, The International Network for Easy to Read
- World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Milan, Italy
LPD Session: Using technology to give the past a future: the journey from Braille to XML
- People, Public Libraries, Publishers (P3) conference: Better Library Services for Print Disabled Persons through Partnerships with Publishers and Public Libraries
August 17–20, 2009 Belgium and Netherlands.
- Conference program and conference abstracts
- Conference resolution
- How to bring library services to persons with dyslexia into focus at your library? Jette Bendix Pedersen, Ballerup; Helle Mortensen, Lyngby, Denmark
- Integrating Library Services with Daisy Books in Public Libraries Geert Ruebens, director, LUISTERPUNT, Flemish Library for Audio and Braille Books
- The inclusion of the library service to visually impaired people in the Dutch public library system Thea van Lankvelt, The Netherlands Public Libraries Association
- Do we reach our target groups? Bitte Kronkvist, The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille
- The key role of cooperation to keep library service for the blind and visually impaired sustainable Dijana Sabolović-Krajina, Public Library “Fran Galović” Koprivnica,Croatia
- The services for the blind and print disabled people in Hirakata City Library Atsushi Hattori, Hirakata City Central Library
Daisy-books: cooperation Luisterpunt – public libraries
- ProBiblio: Provincial Service Organisation for public libraries
- The Nealis Story Mark Freeman, Libraries Manager, South Tyneside Council & Chair, Share the Vision
- Service Centre for Print Disabled Persons Yvonne Sinkeldam, Biblioservice Gelderland
- World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council, Québec City, Canada, 10-14 August
LPD Session: Achieve more through design for all\
- DAISY Seminar, February 27-28
- World Library and Information Congress, Durban, South Africa
- Theme: Best practice in library services for print disabled children
- Satellite Meeting Theme: Library Service for print disabled people: a tool for literacy